From Island to Island in the South Seas; With Route Map and Numerous Illustrations

From Island to Island in the South Seas; With Route Map and Numerous Illustrations

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...the murder of, others. The two men they had placed on Fotuna had fallen victims to savage treachery, as had also those on the Isle of Pines. On New Caledonia, too, the promise of rapid advance prophesied by Daniela had not been fulfilled. In fact, matters had become so critical that the teachers had to be removed. Tanna, on the other hand, was making good progress, and Vate welcomed teachers and promised to treat them well. In 1846 another complete round was made. It was necessary to visit the new stations regularly. The teachers needed supplies; they needed also moral support and encouragement. In not a few instances the ignorant people amongst whom they had settled were ready to taunt them with being forsaken if the annual visit was delayed; besides which many difficulties cropped up, and these devoted men were themselves but "babes" in Christian knowledge and life. At Vate they found all well, and received a satisfactory report. In other places they had similar experience. But the great event of this trip was the commencement of a mission on Niue, or Savage Island. For sixteen years, attempt after attempt to start one had been made, but to no purpose. Now, thanks to the residence in Samoa of two Niueans and their Christian enlightenment while there, an entrance through them was effected, and a work of lasting worth begun.. At the end of three years the John Williams finished her first series of voyages by returning to London, where she arrived in May, 1847, having, during her absence, sailed about 100,000 miles, and paid a hundred and twenty-five visits to thirty-seven different islands. Nor did she return empty-handfi, for she brought home a cargo of native produce, worth 2,000, as a more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848829
  • 9781236848826